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Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost

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Egg Freezing Moves Out Of Experimental Realm

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Freezing Eggs To Make Babies Later Moves Toward Mainstream

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Treatment For Alzheimer's Should Start Years Before Disease Sets In

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